Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are!

Site update

We have been advised that

Nont Sarah car park is closed due to helicopter traffic repair works to the paths and moor on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March 2019

Dear members

A polite reminder that all PSC memberships are now due on Feb 1st @ £25 unless exempt. If you joined last year at the starting rate of £10 please ensure you increase that to £25 for the coming year.

BACS details:
Pennine Soaring Club
Account Number: 02650706
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Weather and Pressure Charts

Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

Lasham Judicial Review on Airspace

Thursday, February 28, 2019

In addition to the proposed change to the airspace around Farnborough, there is a long list of otherplanned changes to the airspace in the UK which will affect both general aviation and people on

Pennine Soaring Club Annual General Meeting 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Pennine Soaring Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) Minutes 11th February 2019, The Sea View Inn, Chorley

Flight Diary–Parlick to Haltwhistle

Friday, February 15, 2019

I had a really nice flight on the Thursday afternoon, floating around at cloudbase out the front of Pendle so had accepted Friday would be a work day. Fortunately, when I got to work I had a quick

Safety Notes March 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

“Every landing you walk away from is a good landing”. That’s the mantra we use when we’ve ****ed up the compulsory bit of the flight, telling ourselves it was OK, we survived. But that’s not good

PSC Safety Bulletin - February 2019

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

What a day! 24 Feb 2019, glorious warm spring sunshine pulled over 2 dozen members (and others – see below) onto Parlick East bowl. Once the ground warmed up, the early light winds were supplemented

Fly Safe August 2018

Friday, August 03, 2018

It’s August already in this amazing season of sunshine and XC record flights.

Winter Hill–Reopened

Saturday, September 01, 2018

We are now re-opening Winter Hill - The moor fires are extinguished and the access road is clear, therefore we see no reason to keep it closed.I have been unable to speak to the landowners, United

Forest of Bowland UAV Survey NOTAM

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A UAV will be carrying out survey work in our area, exact date/time is weather dependant, and will be notified in advance if possible and practical, but this cannot be relied upon. The brief email

Cumbria Soaring Club - Site Closures

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cumbria Soaring Club The following sites are due to be closed for lambing etc

Pilot Revision–Airlaw

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On the 19th Novemer, Richard Butterworth gave a review of the airlaw part of the pilot exam, along with additional hints and tips and some exercises to help in everyday flying which are not on the

Coaching Exercise - Navigation and Instruments

Sunday, August 06, 2017

For those taking part in the coaching exercise on navigating with your instruments - make sure you read  and study the manual for your software/instrument. Download the two waypoint files, unzip them

Kobo instrument night with Phil Colbert

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Phil Colbert will host a Pennine Soaring Club instrument night focusing on the use of a Kobo tablet

BP Cup 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Entries for the 2019 rounds are now open and we have a round in the Pennines and one in the Yorkshire Dales. As requested by our pilots last year, entry is now restricted to EN A, B and C gliders

Grid Challenge Completed again!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Since the Northern Challenge Trophy started, people have stopped telling me when they've done Grid Challenges. So I missed this until now: Geoff Crossley came to Parlick on May 18th, rattled round the

Northern Challenge Trophy

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A reminder about the Northern Challenge Trophy - a competition anyone can enter whenever they like, with REAL MONEY prizes. Here's the current standings, with only a couple of intrepid Pennine pilots